Marketplace for Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Host Kai Ryssdal meets with President Barack Obama for an exclusive interview, discussing energy, job creation, and the economy as Obama begins a two-day trip promoting his energy policy. Meanwhile, there's an oil boom going on in western North Dakota, and the city at the heart of it is getting stretched beyond capacity. Commentator Robert Reich says America has a real problem with morality in business, but he knows a way to fix it. And libraries aren't just for books or movies anymore -- now they're a place to turn for job skills, shelter and social services.
Posted In: Barack Obama, solar, energy, Economy
On a two-day trip to promote his energy policy, President Obama said the nation must invest in alternative energy or cede leadership to China. He called on Congress to help create jobs by providing more aid to struggling homeowners and investing more in infrastructure.